Abbas: Hamas trying to seize Gaza by force

June 12, 2007 13:13

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday accused Hamas of trying to seize control of Gaza by force, his office said. "All information points to a trend in which some of the political and military leaders of Hamas are planning a coup against the legitimate institutions, thinking they will be able to control the Gaza Strip by force," Abbas's office said in a statement.

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